Former Egyptian president Morsi’s youngest son dies at 25
CAIRO (AP) — The youngest son of the late former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi has died of a heart attack he suffered while driving in Cairo, doctors said.
CAIRO (AP) — A rights group is warning that a former Egyptian presidential candidate may die in prison due to medical neglect, meeting the same fate as former president Mohamed Morsi, who...
CAIRO (AP) — Al-Qaida is accusing Egyptian authorities of killing jailed former President Mohamed Morsi, who died in a Cairo courtroom during his trial earlier this month.
Egypt frees Al-Jazeera journalist detained since 2016
CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court on Thursday ordered the release of an Al-Jazeera journalist who had been detained since 2016 on allegations of spreading false news and defaming Egypt's...
CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi pardoned 560 prisoners, including a prominent journalist and several women.
The pardons, announced in the official gazette late...
Turkey slams EU for attending summit hosted by Egypt
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has condemned European Union leaders for attending a meeting hosted by Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, days after the country...
Son of Egypt’s jailed former president campaigns for father
CAIRO (AP) — Once a month, Abdullah waits outside Cairo's notorious Tora prison for hours, standing without shade under the blazing Egyptian sun for a chance to see his father.
And almost every time, for five years, he has been denied access to Egypt's most famous, but least heard-from prisoner — former President Mohamed Morsi, the Islamist whose divisive year in power ended with a military ouster in 2013.
CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court on Saturday postponed until July 28 the verdicts for hundreds of defendants detained for their involvement in a 2013 sit-in, including the top leader of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood.
Cairo Criminal Court said in a statement the verdicts had to be delayed because the more than 700 defendants could not be brought to court for "security concerns." The court did not elaborate.
Egypt’s president replaces defense, interior ministers
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's president swore in a new Cabinet on Thursday after replacing his defense and interior ministers, a high-level security shake-up that comes as the country is struggling to combat an Islamic State affiliate in the Sinai Peninsula.
El-Sissi tapped Lt. Gen. Mohamed Ahmed Zaki, the head of the presidential guard, to be the new defense minister, replacing Gen. Sedki Sobhi, who had served in the post since el-Sissi was first elected in 2014.
Egypt arrests 6 on a farm owned by Islamist politician
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's official news agency says police have arrested six suspected Muslim Brotherhood members on a farm allegedly owned by a recently detained Islamist politician.
The state-run MENA agency quoted an unnamed security official on Wednesday as saying the farmland in the Nile Delta province of Beheira belongs to Abdel-Monaem Abul Fetouh.
Egypt adds detained Islamist politician to terror list
CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court on Tuesday added a detained Islamist politician to a list of wanted "terrorists" over his alleged links to the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group.
The South Cairo Criminal Court added Abdel-Monaem Abul Fetouh and 15 others to the list, which includes deposed President Mohamed Morsi, Brotherhood spiritual guide Mohammed Badie and other group leaders.
CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court has sentenced 28 people to death for their involvement in the assassination of the country's prosecutor general in 2015.
Saturday's sentences come after consultation with the Grand Mufti, Egypt's top religious authority, over preliminary death sentences handed to the defendants in June. The consultation is a formality followed by courts in the cases of capital punishment.
CAIRO (AP) — A new law ratified by Egypt's president that imposes unprecedentedly harsh restrictions on NGOs could be "a death sentence" for human rights groups in the country, rights group Amnesty International said Tuesday.
In a statement, it called the law, signed by President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi a day earlier, "a catastrophic blow for human rights groups working in Egypt."
CAIRO (AP) — The Latest on developments in Egypt (all times local):
Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has ratified a law which heavily restricts the registration and work of non-governmental organizations.
The law, which el-Sissi signed on Monday, gives security agencies extensive power over the financing and activities of NGOs.
Egypt sentences 20 to death in police killings
CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court on Monday upheld death sentences against 20 suspected Islamists convicted of murder in the deaths of 15 people, including 11 police, during an attack on a police station in 2013.
The ruling by the Cairo Criminal Court awaits approval by the grand mufti, the country's highest Islamic authority, and a final verdict will be delivered on June 2.
Egypt puts soccer star Aboutrika on no-fly, terror list
CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian authorities have placed one of the country's all-time greatest soccer players on a terror watch and no-fly list, over accusations he helped finance the Muslim Brotherhood, now banned as a terrorist organization, judicial officials said Wednesday.
Roadside bomb kills 2 soldiers, injuries 4 others in Sinai
EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — Egyptian security officials say a roadside bomb killed two soldiers and wounded four others in the restive northeastern region of the Sinai Peninsula.
The officials say the bomb struck an armored vehicle carrying soldiers to Sheikh Zuwaid near the city of el-Arish city on Saturday. The four soldiers, they said, are in a critical condition and the death toll could rise.
The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the press.